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Smart and Prospering Cities Commission online seminar

2021-04-23 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission is delighted to invite to this year’s inaugural virtual seminar from the UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission, on the subject of Resilient Cities.

Cities are confronted with major challenges with seeming increasing frequency and severity. The resilient city, designed to meet these challenges, is discussed as a way to underpin the continuity of our urban societies. Among the several distinguished guest speakers there are:

  • Ulf Kämpfer — Mayor of Kiel, Germany
  • Niels Højberg — CEO, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Mantas Jurgutis — President of the Union of the Baltic Cities

How do cities absorb and recover from past shocks and how do they prepare for future ones? Together we will explore the current thinking and practises with our guests, and ask how sustainable growth, innovation and digitalisation can contribute to the resilient city.

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